Book Review: The Push: A Climber’s Journey Of Endurance, Risk, And Going Beyond Limits by Tommy Caldwell If you’re a fan of the great outdoors you probably know the name of legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell – and if you know the name you probably will want to read his book. Show More Summary
We caught up with the climber to talk about his most essential everyday gear
Joe Kinder has been in the game since the late 1990s, and when it comes to sheer numbers, he is prolific. Since 2000, he’s logged roughly 200 5.14 redpoints, sending nails-hard routes like Tommy Caldwell’s Kryptonite (5.14d). But perhaps Kinder’s greatest gift is his eye for establishing first... Continue reading
From The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits by Tommy Caldwell, to be published on May 16 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Tommy Caldwell.On August 11, 2000, four young American... Continue reading
Can you really call a two-story building complete with training wall, office, and gear storage a shed? Whatever it is, Tommy Caldwell has a drool-worthy setup. Continue reading
Unsent /un-sent/ 1. To have failed so badly on a route you had previously climbed that you negate your redpoint. 2. A humor column.Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson spent 7 years working the Dawn Wall before it saw a first free ascent. Nalle Hukkataival worked the world’s first V17 for 3 years.... Continue reading
The oddest story to emerge in the football world has been the news that Tommy Elrod, Wake Forest’s football radio analyst, was fired for providing game planning materials to Wake Forest’s opponents. That news came as a shock to Lions coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell was Wake Forest’s head coach from 1993 to 2000, and Elrod…
Jim Caldwell coached Tommy Elrod, who is accused of leaking game plans to opponents.
Teaser: Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's world famous route on El Cap sees its third ascent. The sound you heard yesterday what the collective explosion of the climbing world as Adam Ondra made the third ascent of the Dawn Wall, in Yosemite. Show More Summary
11th Annual Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series to Feature Dave Nettle, Will Gadd, Tommy Caldwell, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards Tahoe City, Calif. (October 11th, 2016) – Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s iconic 39-year-old mountain shop is proud to announce their 11th annual Winter Film Series. Show More Summary
O n August 24, Tommy Caldwell and Adam Stack completed the first known car-to-car ascent of Mt. Hooker. The duo covered fifteen miles of trail before ascending Hooker's north face via Jaded Lady (VI 5.12a, 1,800') and hiking back to their car in 19 hours and 39 minutes. Adam Stack on the hike in to the base of Mt. Show More Summary
Great Wide Open is a 5-part series that celebrates America's National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them. In this first episode, watch a profile of Tommy Caldwell and then see him give actor/musician Jared Leto a view of Yosemite from a perspective usually only... Continue reading
"Tommy grew up in Estes, but you notice that so many families and so many kids just don't go into the the National Park," says Becca Caldwell. While Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short drive from Estes Park, CO., Becca found parents gravitated to the local playground and coffee shops for playdates. Show More Summary
“Starvation is a crazy thing.” Earlier this year, Tommy Caldwell completed the first-ever free climb of the Dawn Wall at El Capitan. But he’d never have gotten there if he hadn’t been taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Here’s his story. Read more...
In January, climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell set a record by being the first to free-climb the 3,000-foot walls of El Capitan, a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park in California. It's considered to be one of the hardest climbs in the world. Show More Summary
Google’s Street View gets everywhere these days, but rarely does it manage to scale sheer slabs of rock. Now, with the help of acclaimed climbers Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, you can take a trip up El Capitan from the comfort of a computer. The views are astonishing. Read more...
Google has added Yosemite’s 3,000-foot rock wall, El Capitan, to its Street View list. The search giant teamed up with well-known, experienced climbers Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill for the project to capture images of the rock face. Show More Summary
Jeff Dufour There aren’t many people who can say they’ve done something no one on the planet has ever done. Tommy Caldwell is one of those people. The Sir Edmund Hillary of Yosemite National Park, Caldwell famously scaled the nearlyShow More Summary
In our fifth annual "Live from 5Point" Film Festival, we interviewed Frank Sanders and Tommy Caldwell. Frank spent his youth climbing on the East Coast. His path took a turn in 1972, when he hitchhiked west and saw Devil's Tower for the first time. Show More Summary